Gender: Male Meaning of Sherman: "shearer of woolen cloth" Origin of Sherman: English occupational name

The name Sherman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shearer of woolen cloth". Sherman and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

From the experts:

Not quite as over-the-hill as Herman, but not far behind either.

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Famous People Named Sherman

Pop Culture References for the name Sherman

Shermann, Sherm

Sherman's International Variations

Shermon (German)


Wittyusername103 Says:


This is so cute but it would work well for any age.

lesliemarion Says:


It does sound rather military, but otherwise I think it's cute in a Norman- Ned - Ted - Chester way.